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Survey: Healthcare Orgs Ramping up Investment in AI, Confident about ROI

November 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The majority of health care executives (91 percent) are confident they will see a return on investment (ROI) on artificial intelligence investments, although not immediately, and foresee the greatest impact of AI will be on improving health care, according to an...

Is Big Data the New Moneyball?

November 14, 2018  |  Pamela Dixon, Industry Voice
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In Moneyball, the shift from money driving decisions to information driving the decisions upended the World Series and, subsequently, baseball. Big data may similarly upend healthcare.

Olympic Marathons: Performance Improvement Initiatives Help to Power the Long Race

November 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At a time when providers are being pushed to rework patient care delivery to deliver value, formal performance improvement initiatives are helping to achieve clinical and operational transformation.

You Have to Learn to Walk Before You Can Run With Predictive Analytics

November 11, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The title of a recent webinar says all you need to know about predictive analytics in healthcare: “Within Sight Yet Out of Reach.”

Survey: More Than Half of Healthcare CIOs Lack Strong Trust in Their Data

November 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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For U.S. healthcare leaders, trusted data is more important than ever, as their organizations migrate from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. However, a recent survey of CIOs found that less than half of healthcare organizations show very strong...

Behind Providence St. Joseph’s Daring Push Into Digital Consumer Engagement

November 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At the HIT Summit in Seattle, Aaron Martin shared insights on how—and why—Providence St. Joseph Health has successfully pushed ahead in its digital consumer engagement strategy

Analytics firm Cota Hires New CEO

October 30, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Cota Inc., a New York-based analytics company focused on complex diseases, has hired Michael Doyle as chief executive officer.

Report: Complex and Rapidly Changing Payment Models Challenge Physician Practices

October 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Physician payment models are becoming more complex and the pace of change is increasing, creating challenges for physician practices that might hamper their ability to improve the quality and efficiency of care despite their willingness to change, according to a...

Healthcare Leaders on Unlocking the Value of Disruption: “Digital Innovation Needs to be a Strategic Priority”

October 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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AT the FT Digital Health Summit, a panel of healthcare leaders discussed how to unlock the value of disruption and the role digital technology can play in achieving value-based care.

A Data-Driven Effort to Tackle Indiana’s COPD Problem

October 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Although reduction in avoidable readmissions after COPD-related hospitalizations is a national objective, in one Indiana community it’s moved its way up to the very top of the healthcare priority list.

NIH Expands Undiagnosed Diseases Network in Phase II

October 8, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The National Institutes of Health is committing approximately $100 million to expand the work of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), which brings together clinical and research experts from across the United States to solve the most challenging medical...

Healthcare Executives Rank Data Analytics, Population Health as Top Challenges for 2019

October 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare executive leaders identified leveraging data, particularly clinical data, to manage patients’ health, population health services and value-based payments as the top challenges they will face in the coming year, according to a survey by the Healthcare...

Managing the Consumer Data Deluge

October 2, 2018  |  Joe Marion, Industry Voice
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In-home monitoring and diagnostic devices are likely to create substantial new diagnostic data to manage

Two N.Y. Regional HIEs Partner to Enhance Technology, Services

October 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Two New York regional health information exchanges, HealthlinkNY and HealtheConnections, have formed a strategic partnership aimed at accelerating HIE use by providers.

In Texas, Healthcare Leaders Take a Tech-Enabled Approach to Combat the Opioid Crisis

September 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare leaders in Texas are taking steps to provide ED care teams at hospitals across the state with technology tools to combat opioid abuse and addiction and provide better patient care.

At the HIT Summit in Raleigh, a Probing Discussion of the Value of Data Analytics

September 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh on Thursday, a panel of industry leaders considered carefully some of the value-add issues around data analytics—and the implications for healthcare IT leaders nationwide

All of Us Research Program Establishes 3 Genome Centers

September 26, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The All of Us Research Program has awarded funds totaling $28.6 million to establish three genome centers to generate genomic data from biosamples contributed by the program’s participants.

Flatiron Health to Power Community Oncology Startup

September 17, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Three oncology practices have joined forced to launch OneOncology, a startup designed to manage independent cancer-treatment clinics.

On Staten Island, a Highly Innovative Program That's Redefining What’s Possible Under Medicaid

September 17, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Healthcare leaders on New York City's Staten Island have been achieving exciting success in population health management in their community’s Medicaid and uninsured populations

Humana’s CMO Speaks of the “Bold Goal” Embedded in the Company's Population Health Work

September 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Roy Beveridge, M.D., Humana’s chief medical officer, shares his perspectives on the drive to value-based care, population health and addressing social determinants of health.

Portal Makes Genomic, Clinical Data Resources Available to Pediatric Health Researchers, Families

September 13, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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A new data resource portal at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers researchers, clinicians and families access to open-source and cloud-based data resources to share information about childhood diseases, including pediatric cancer and birth...

In South Los Angeles, a High-Tech Hospital Delivers Healthcare to an Underserved Community

September 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Executive leaders at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital discuss the organization's journey to achieve HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 and meeting the healthcare needs of an underserved community.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: Health System Transformation Requires Rethinking Data Infrastructure

September 6, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Handling massive amounts of data requires CIOs to rethink their data infrastructure strategy with an eye on shrinking data centers, hybrid cloud and public cloud solutions.

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Projected to Surpass $34 Billion by 2025

September 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare organizations are increasingly incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) technology into areas such as medical imaging, and Tractica, a Boulder, Colo.-based market intelligence firm, anticipates that the total revenue opportunity for the healthcare AI...

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: A Social Determinants of Health Technology Market is Slowly Emerging

September 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The IT market for social determinants of health data is currently a nascent field with many providers using homegrown solutions, but adoption of SDoH technology is expected to grow quickly.

NIH STRIDES Toward the Commercial Cloud

August 29, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The National Institutes of Health has launched an initiative to give NIH biomedical researchers access to the most advanced commercial cloud computing resources.

One CIO Details her Organization’s “Journey from the Basement” to Modernize its IT Strategy

August 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Leaders at the Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center face the complexity of managing the organization’s steady growth, and the need for an IT infrastructure that keeps pace with that growth.

Survey: Who Will Shake Up Healthcare? C-Suite Leaders Weigh In

August 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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With new, disruptive entrants coming into the healthcare market, which company is poised to have the biggest impact on healthcare? The majority of C-suite leaders have their eyes on Amazon to shake up healthcare, according to a recent survey of healthcare C-level...

Will IBM Watson Repeat History?

August 15, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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IBM has a storied history in healthcare. Can they learn from that history and be successful with IBM Watson?

ASCO Picks IBM Watson Exec to Lead CancerLinQ

August 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named a former IBM Watson executive as the new CEO of its CancerLinQ big data platform.

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